The National Council for Behavioral Health is the national association of community providers that care for more than eight million adults and children across the country who suffer from mental illness, development disabilities, and substance use disorders. Its members employ more than 750,000 staff and provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation, housing, and community support services.
Substance Use Disorders
These organizations emphasize prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders through educational programs, awareness campaigns, and other materials.
The National Council of Churches helps parents communicate with their children about alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Greater Detroit Area (NCADD-GDA) provides effective alcohol and drug misuse intervention, prevention, and treatment services to children and adults with substance use disorders in the Detroit area.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. advocates on behalf of those affected by drug and alcohol dependencies and their families.
Founded in 1944, this voluntary health organization and its National Network of Affiliates are dedicated to fighting alcohol and drug dependence, and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. NCADD focuses on increasing public awareness and understanding of the diseases of alcohol and drug dependence through education, prevention, information and referral, intervention, treatment services, advocacy, and recovery support services. It has helped millions of individuals and family members into recovery.
The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) promotes education, research, and scholarship for drug court and other court-based intervention programs.
The National Families in Action (NFIA) seeks to prevent the marketing of drugs and drug use to children and helps form parent groups to protect children’s health.
This National Family Partnership (NFP) is a coalition of families working for substance use prevention. The NFP hosts a number of prevention activities, including the Red Ribbon Campaign and the Plant the Promise Campaign.
The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), a public-private effort, promotes awareness and recognition of the under-publicized problem of inhalant use. The coalition serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials and a newsletter, provides training and technical assistance, and leads a week-long national grassroots education and awareness campaign.
The National Latino Behavioral Health Board brings attention to the great disparities that exist in the areas of funding, access, and quality of care for Latino consumers and families needing professional mental health and substance abuse services.